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Getting started with Oracle BI: a virtual experience – Part IV

(continued from Part III)

Step 6

Once the VirtualBox app informs you that the process completed successfully the imported VM will show up in the left pane with “Powered Off” label  as shown on Figure 1.

You’re almost ready to start the machine; there is one more task that needs to be completed before you could launch your OBIEE sample - make sure that hardware virtualization support (VT-x for Intel platforms, and AMD-V for AMD based machines) is enabled. The setting is in your system’s BIOS, normally under Security menu (here is a link to an article explaining how to access BIOS settings on a computer )

Step 7

After you’ve enabled the VT-x setting, save it and exit the BIOS; allow the machine to boot up. Start up VirtualBox and select the imported VM image.

Before you start the image you need make sure that your system’s settings are within recommended optimum. Click on Settings button, and then on System menu option as shown on the Fig.2

Make sure that Base Memory is in the green area of the ruler (click and drag the central marker to adjust settings). While there might be temptation to increase memory allocated to VM (with the idea that it might speed things up), allocating too much might crash the system; keep in mind that your Windows and VM Linux+Oracle Applications will be competing for the same RAM.

Click OK to exit the screen

Step 8.

With SampleApp_V107 entry selected (see Figure 1), click Start button on toolbar (alternatively you may select Start option from right-click pop-up menu).  The VirtualBox will load VM image containing Oracle Enterprise Linux system which might take some time (20 min for my machine), as shown on Figures 3 and 4

Along the way you might see several pop-up messages informing you that you have “Auto capture keyboard turned on” or that “Host OS does not support mouse pointer integration” as shown on the pictures below -  click OK each time, you may also check the “Do not show this message again” box at the bottom of each pop-up message (Figures 5 and 6)

Finally, the VM will be loaded and you will be prompted to enter your user name to log onto system (Figure 3). The user name is “oracle”, password is “oracle” (both lower case; press Enter after typing in eachoracle).  NB: You could also selects a different the default language for the system by clicking on Languages option at the bottom of the screen (see Figure7)

Upon login the desktop (GNOME) would look similar to the one shown on Fig. 8

(continued in Part V of  Getting started with Oracle BI:  a virtual experience)